[PATCH 05/11] x86, pci, acpi: Move arch-agnostic MMCONFIG (aka ECAM) and ACPI code out of arch/x86/ directory

Lorenzo Pieralisi lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com
Thu Oct 15 06:22:00 PDT 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 03:55:50PM +0100, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:


> > Well, I still have not figured out whether on arm64 the raw accessors
> > required by ACPICA make sense.
> >
> > So either arm64 relies on the generic MCFG based raw read and writes
> > or we define the global raw read and writes as empty (ie x86 overrides
> > them anyway).
> >
> My concerns/ideas related to raw accessors for ARM64, please correct me 
> at any point.
> ACPI spec - chapter: 19.5.96 OperationRegion (Declare Operation Region)
> defines PCI_Config as one of region types. Every time ASL opcode 
> operates on corresponding PCI config space region, ASL interpreter is 
> dispatching address space to our raw accessors, please see 
> acpi_ex_pci_config_space_handler, acpi_ev_pci_config_region_setup calls. 
> What is more important, such operations may happen after (yes after) bus 
> enumeration, but always raw accessors are called at the end with the 
> {segment, bus, dev, fn} tuple.
> Giving above, here are some ideas:
> 1. We force somehow vendors to avoid operations on PCI config regions in 
> ASL code. PCI config region definitions still fall into Hardware Reduced 
> profile, so new ACPICA special subset for ARM64 is need. Then raw ACPI 
> accessors can be empty (and overridden by x86).

I am coming back to this, I am not sure that PCI config based OperationRegions
fall into Hardware Reduced profile, I will finally start a thread on ASWG
to check that.

Other than that, are you posting an updated version of this series soon ?
Let me know if you need help refactoring/testing the patches.


> 2. We provide raw accessors which translate {segment, bus, dev, fn} 
> tuple to Linux generic accessors (this can be considered only if PCI 
> config accesses happened after bus enumeration for HR profile, thus 
> tuple to bus structure map is possible).
> 4. We rely on the generic MCFG based raw read and writes.
> Let me know your opinion.
> Thanks,
> Tomasz

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